CHAPTER 17  
DREAMS AS SUPERVISION, DREAMS IN SUPERVISION

 

He traverses—familiar—

As One should come to Town—

And tell you all your Dreams—were true—

He lived—where Dreams were born—

Emily Dickinson

EVERY ANALYST, over time, seeks the way to work through dreams with each patient in the most collaborative fashion.1 There are many individual variations for making the best use of the circular processes that occur during dream interpretation. Ogden (1997a, b), for example, enhances his collaboration with patients by monitoring his own reverie processes throughout the session and connecting them to both the dream's manifest content and the patient's comments. Reverie processes include thoughts, both fully formulated and stray fragments, ...

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